Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flower Power

I haven't been getting much illustration done lately, I've been busy with some floral paintings. I've never done flower paintings before, which may surprise a few people since I'm pretty much as girly of a girl as you can get. But I have to say, I'm loving doing them. I think I may have to do these more often. I finished this magnolia I'm showing you a couple of weeks ago and am in the process of doing a red gerber daisy. It's coming along pretty well, but trying to do all of those tiny little petals that a gerber daisy has is definitely a challenge!

Monday, October 6, 2008

IF Sugary

This is my submission to Illustration Friday this week. I'm finally getting to share some of the artwork from my most recent children's book! This is the opening double page spread. The book is called Butterfly Kisses for Grandpa and Grandma. The author of the book is Alayne Kay Christian. Its a really sweet story that is perfect for grandparents and grandkids, especially those that have to deal with living far away. In this opening spread, the main character is enjoying some ice cream at grandpa and grandmas. One of the reasons she likes to come to see grandpa and grandma is all of the SUGARY sweets she gets to eat:-)

The book is not yet released, but can be pre-ordered at the publishers website, www.bluewhalepress.com. I hope you enjoy this spread, I'll be posting a lot of Butterfly Kisses in the next few weeks!